Home Improvement

Thinking of remodeling? Have you stopped to consider how transforming a bedroom into a home office might impact the value of the home? One of the most common questions homeowners have when thinking of remodeling is how much the work will add or detract from the value of the home. You'll find answers to those questions and more in this section of ActiveRain.

Everything you need to know – the answers to all your burning questions – about energy efficiency, green homes, landscaping, home maintenance, staging, landscaping and more is right here at your fingertips.

With over 300,000 real estate professionals, including stagers, contractors, landscapers and others, there is no better place to find the information you need than ActiveRain.

While you'll find a ton of helpful ideas and hints within these pages, you'll want to bookmark the site so that you can check back for the hundreds of daily updates from authors who spend their days actually performing the tasks you have questions about.

Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Some great spring tips from Inna Ivchenko:  Tackling five simple tasks now gives you a head start on spring.That leaves you plenty of worry-free time to enjoy the warmer weather.  #1 Tell Insects to Bug Off Early spring warmth awakens insects, so start to protect your home now. Seal openings in e...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
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HGTV addicts listen up... You have an opportunity to own a peice of HGTV for only $245000. 1463 Sage Court in Shakopee, a three level split with 3 beds 2 bath Shakopee had an $80,000 full kitchen/dining/entry makeover in one evening!    Click here for more Sage Court information and virtual tour ...

By Kirk Westervelt, Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonville, SC
(Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert!)
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I'm passionate about supporting local entrepreneurs. People often ask me for a referral to a quality supplier, vendor or tradesman.  For years now I have been relying on Jesus Lopez Painting for my homes. This past year Jesus has handled everything from finishing a room in my basement, staining m...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
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Are you Looking for a few Ideas and Inspiration for a UNIQUE, FUN & EXCITING Room For Your Children?   Here are a few ideas that might inspire you to think "outside of the box" and will sure to be a HUGE HIT with the kiddos!  Just take a few hints on what they love the most and run with it! The o...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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This is a post you need to read. Most of us can wholeheartedly identify.  Having the correct tools makes life easier in any profession. This of course is very true in Real Estate. When we bought our home, we loved that there were three orange, one tangerine and one lemon tree in our back yard.  N...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
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Numerous proprietors experienced issues together with inhabitants who bear on changing the specific settings with the indoor regulators introduced inside their homes. Tamper proof containers give numerous advantages to organizations in relatively every industry. This not just outcomes inside high...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Be prepared to handle a water emergency by knowing how to use the water shut off valve for household water leaks, burst or broken plumbing pipes or natural disasters.  Here's a quick video that is important for homeowners (and home renters) too.  The folks at the plumbing company Mr. Rooter® want...

By Andy Lee
(Andy Lee Finish Carpentry)
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Crown Moulding Modesto  Installing crown molding is an art. At least it can be, depending on a few things. The type of crown you're installing can be plain or it can be extravagant in detail, such as 2-step crown molding. The rule of thumb for a good installation (at least as far as I'm concerned...

By . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779
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Aging in P A L A C EAsheville Style When considering NC Mountain homes, would you  be attracted to an age-friendly environment?  As an older adult, I have come to appreciate being in "healthy-built" and natural surroundings.  But how does that translate in terms of the "look and feel" of the plac...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
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How to Install a Programmable Thermostat Do you want to know how to install a programmable thermostat in your home?  Here is an easy to follow “how-to” video to learn how to save energy and money on your heating and cooling bills simply by replacing your existing thermostat with a programmable th...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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According to data compiled by Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, the amount spent on remodeling and home improvements is expected to see healthy growth by 2025.While in 2015, the home improvement market reached $340 billion, the market is expected to increase 2 percent annual...

By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
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This is an interior photo of a casita of a listing that will be posted in MLS in two weeks. The home is in Phoenix Garfield Historical District - an area experiencing increased interest due to its character and proximity to a vibrant down town area.I chose this particular photo because it represe...

By Caroline DeVore, Stowe Vermont Lodging, VT Bed and Breakfast Inn, Vacation Homes, Caroline DeVore | Stowe Meadows Lodge, Stowe VT
(Stowe Meadows Lodge, Stowe VT Romantic and Luxurious Inn)
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12 Home Design Improvement ideas you should consider when building your new home.  These simple gems will return huge dividends and may increase your home's value There is SO much to consider when building a home.  Whether you are building your primary residence or a vacation home, these tips may...

By terri sanor, Real estate agent
(real estate Orleans)
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It is always exciting to build a brand new construction home! Certainly a procedure this big and expensive includes a large amount of anxiety and stress. Constructing a home doesn’t need to be an intense procedure, though. Entering the procedure with your eyes wide open along with a firm plan can...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
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Whether you are an expert or a beginner when it comes to using a grease gun, you need to be aware of certain tips that will possibly make your job easier. The tendency is to use the grease gun as the instructions that come with it recommend you to. And while that is definitely the best approach i...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
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If you are waiting to overall wellness, after that you have learnt more about that fitness is the significance of it. Unlike the preferred perception, achieving fitness is not that tough. You can't judge the fitness of a person by just taking a look at that individual. Experiences have taught me ...

By Allstate Construction Roofing, Roof Repair, Roof Replacement, Restoration
(Allstate Construction Roofing)
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Water that collects next to the foundation of a house will tend to find it's way into some part of the structure and that can cause water and moisture damage.When properly functioning, gutters and downspouts go a long way to protect your home against rain, the natural enemy of any manmade structu...

By Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead
(Women of Westchester Working Together)
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Hi, I'm back with more tips for you. For those of you who don't know me yet: I'm Dagmar Bleasdale and I have been posting articles about DIY, home decor, green and healthy living and saving tips for years on my successful blog. Today I would like to tell you some money saving secrets about how de...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
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Whether we see it, smell it, or feel it, mold is all around us. When discovered outside, fungus plays a vital duty in the natural surroundings by breaking down dead raw material. But when it locates its method inside, molds produce allergens that can trigger health problems for human beings and t...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
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Acquiring a brand-new home is a large financial investment. Before spending your tough made money in getting a house that you have actually imagined, it is necessary that you check every facet of it. One of one of the most considerable facets is getting the whole home checked before you authorize...